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AN EXHIBITION OF THE “SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND CULTURE: IDEAS, FORMS AND SOCIETIES” TO MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ASEAN-AUSTRALIA DIALOGUE PARTNERSHIP
Ambassador Belen F. Anota joined the other ASEAN Heads of Mission in Canberra, officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the ACT Government, AusHeritage Ltd Board members, members of the Diplomatic Corps, the academe and other friends of the ASEAN Missions during the opening ceremony of the cultural exhibition entitled “Southeast Asian Art and Culture: Ideas, Forms and Societies” held on Monday, 04 August 2014 at the Exhibition Room, Level 2, ACT Legislative Assembly Bldg., Canberra. The Exhibit was open for public viewing from 05-08 August 2014.
The opening ceremony started with the singing of both the ASEAN Hymn and the Australian National Anthem by the Choir Group, composed of members from the different ASEAN Missions in Canberra, and ably conducted by Ms. Gemma McKeown, a Filipina resident in Canberra who is presently teaching music to kids and teens. The choir members came in their respective national costumes.
The public is advised that the Philippine Embassy will be closed on the following Philippine holidays:
In case of an emergency, the Embassy Duty Officer may be reached at Mobile Number (61) 0408 735 383.
NOTICE OF HEARING TO DECIDE ON APPLICATIONS FOR OVERSEAS REGISTRATION
In compliance with COMELEC Resolution No. 9862 promulgated on 1 April 2014, the Resident Election Registration Board of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra will hold a hearing on 18 August 2014 at 3:30 PM at the Embassy Conference Area to decide on the following applications for registration as overseas voters received by the Embassy from 6 May to 31 July 2014:
5th SONA - 28 July 2014
Maraming salamat po. Salamat po. Maupo po tayong lahat. Salamat pong muli. Maupo po tayo.
Bise Presidente Jejomar Binay; dating Pangulong Fidel Valdez Ramos; Senate President Franklin M. Drilon at ang mga miyembro ng Senado; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. at mga miyembro ng Kamara de Representante; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at ang ating mga mahistrado ng Korte Suprema; mga kagalang-galang na kagawad ng kalipunang diplomatiko; mga miyembro ng Gabinete; mga opisyal ng lokal na pamahalaan; mga kasapi ng militar, pulis, at iba pang kawani mula sa ating unipormadong hanay; mga kapwa ko nagseserbisyo sa taumbayan; at sa aking mga Boss, ang mga minamahal kong kababayan: magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat.
Ito po ang aking ikalimang SONA, isa na lamang ang natitira. May kasabihan po tayo: Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, hindi makararating sa paroroonan. Kaya marapat lang po siguro tayong magbalik-tanaw:
Noon, sa sitwasyon natin: Para bang kahibangan ang mangarap. May burukrasyang walang saysay, patung-patong ang tongpats, at bumubukol ang korupsyon sa sistema. Naturingan tayong “Sick Man of Asia.” Ang ekonomiya natin, matamlay; ang industriya, manipis. Walang kumpiyansang mamuhunan sa atin pong bansa. Ang resulta: kakarampot ang trabahong nalilikha. Dinatnan nating tigang sa pag-asa ang mamamayang Pilipino. Marami sa atin ang sumuko at napilitang makipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa. Nakayuko na lamang nating tinanggap: Talagang wala tayong maaasahan sa ating pamahalaan at lipunan.
TEMPORARY CESSATION OF OPERATIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the public that the Philippine Consulate General in Adelaide, South Australia will temporarily cease operations beginning Monday, 21 July 2014.
Consular clients from South Australia are advised to contact the Philippine Embassy in Canberra for service and assistance.
VOTE VIGAN FOR THE NEXT QUALIFYING ROUND FOR THE NEW 7 WONDERS CITIES
The Provincial Office of Vigan City is pleased to announce that Vigan has successfully hurdled the first phase of the elimination round in the search for the New 7 Wonder Cities. The triumphant 21 cities were announced last 07 July 2014.
The next qualifying round started on 08 July 2014 ending on 07 October 2014 where 7 out of 21 cities will be eliminated.
In addition to the online voting via www.n7w.com/en/cities, the New 7 Wonders Foundation opened its SMS and phone lines for this voting phase. Hereunder are the new voting procedures:
+881821611990 +88216101688 +881921611990
+447589975201 +8821622774600 +8821622776600
+34902735471 +447559121023 +447559583500
The above new voting procedures are encouraged since there is no need to vote for seven cities but for Vigan, Philippines alone which is advantageous to the country’s bid.
The Embassy requests everyone to disseminate the information and encourage all families and friends and all our kababayans to further support and vote for the Heritage City of Vigan to be one of the new seven wonder cities of the world.
Invitation to Bid
Invitation to Bid for the Renovation of Kitchen and Butler’s Kitchen of the Official Residence of the Philippine Ambassador
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Commission on Filipinos Overseas